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Ferry Timetable

by dohertyj Online Now Nov 27, 2010 at 8:30 PM

Sorry the only web info from the ferry company seems to be in Gaelic.
Can you please tell me (in English) the timetable for ferrying between Magheroarty and Tory Island in June 2011, in particular Monday 13/6/11.

Is Magheroarty the same place as "Meenlaragh"?

It seems the loop walk on the island is about 4 Km - ie 1 and a half hours.
what abbreviated versions of a walk can to suggest?

Thank you

John Doherty

(We are Melbourne Australia and (4 of us) will spend the month of June travelling in Ireland 2011 - we look forward to your hospitality and general assistance)

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    Re: Ferry Timetable

    by leics Online Now Nov 28, 2010 at 1:12 AM

    Here's the site:

    Not sure whether the times will be the same next June, but here's the timetable:

    Here is the ferry website (only partially in Gaelic):

    Bunbeg is 'Bunbeag' and Maghoroarty is 'Machaire Rabhartaigh'.

    You could always send them an email nearer the time to confirm the times on the website....2011 is a way away yet.

    As for walking, have a look at the map here:

    and you can plan a route to include what you want to see. You would have time for the whole circular walk, if you wished: in June ferry timings allow for a stay of several hours.

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    Re: Ferry Timetable

    by Waoife Online Now Nov 29, 2010 at 3:18 AM

    The timetable page seems to be an odd mix of Irish and English alright!!

    Some useful words for that page
    "as" - from
    "agus" - and
    "Toraigh" - Tory

    As far as I can tell "Tormór" is just the name of one of their boats (the other seems to be "Whispering Dawn") - it's definitely not a word I've every come across before!

    Their email address is ("eolas" means information!) so you could always contact them that way if you've more questions - I'm sure the vast majority of emails they get are in English so they'll be happy to reply to you :)

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